Mariachi, folklorico performance Sunday
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Grupo Folklórico Ozomatli and Mariachi Los Lobos of Palmview High School will perform Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Gertrude R. Jones Performing Arts Auditorium at Coastal Bend College.

This concert is the Beeville Concert Association’s celebration of Beeville’s Hispanic heritage and is made possible by a generous grant from H-E-B.

The talented young people will perform traditional dances from Colombia, Mexico and Spain and sing a number of popular mariachi songs.

Mariachi Los Lobos received a first place trophy at the Zapata Mariachi festival along with “Best Vocals,” “Best Armonía” and “Best Violins” awards in 2010. They earned third place at the University of Texas Pan American Mariachi Competition. Members of the mariachi also received top ranking chairs in the Region 15 All-Valley Mariachi in 2009.

Grupo Folklórico Ozomatli has participated in various concerts and national folklórico festivals. Various members of the dance group have received scholarships to the University of New Mexico and some graduating members are part of professional dance ensembles around the United States.

The name “Ozomatli” comes from the Aztec language, Nahuatl. It is represented by a monkey who served as a companion and servant to the god “Xochipili,” the god of dance and music. Ozomatli was associated with the arts, games and fun, hence is an appropriate name for a folkloric dance group.

The performance is free to all students through high school age and to CBC students with their photo ID’s. Other adults will pay $10 at the door if they do not hold BCA season tickets, which can be purchased at the door for $40 and include admission to the seven remaining concerts for 2010-2011.
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